Losing weight can sometimes be depressing because we are not getting the results that we want. Many of us won’t admit it, but sometimes we talk to ourselves. Especially when it comes to losing weight we have those conversations with ourselves to get us motivated to go to the gym or to talk us out of eating that juicy bacon cheeseburger. Positive self-talk is a valuable tool when it comes to weight loss. It can help keep us motivated. Staying positive and having positive thoughts are one of the many mental things to keep us on that weight loss track. There are three things you can do to stay positive: form a support group, keep track of your progress, and reward yourself.
Having a support group is an easy way to keep you motivated. Many people find a workout buddy. Workout buddies go running in the morning or call the other person to get them out of bed. They are also people to go to the gym with. If you can’t find a workout buddy another good support group can be found in the classes offered at the gym. There are many women and men in those classes who have the same goals as you do. Including your family and friends in your support group can really help. They want to help you with your goals. If you need help eating the right foods, ask them to help.
Keep track of your progress is one of the easiest things you can do. There are many free websites out there that will help you keep track of what you have eaten and your exercise during the day. There are also support groups on these websites as well. Another way to record your progress is to write what you did and ate that day in a journal. Keeping track of your daily activities will help you to feel proud of yourself when you are sticking to the plan. It can also help you to spot places that need improvement. You may see that eating that one snack was not as healthy as you thought. One way to keep track of what you eat is to take a whey protein supplement daily. This will help you to create lean muscle. Lean muscle is what burns the calories and fat. Whey protein isolates are the best type of protein because it is 90% protein and it has fewer fat and carbohydrates as other proteins. It is also dairy based so it is easier to digest.
When you do see some progress, reward yourself. Rewards are another great motivator to help us stay positive. Many of the rewards can be psychological; however, rewarding yourself with monetary things is not bad either. We are use rewards differently. For some people they may only need the pat on the back, but for others it may be that new outfit they have been eyeing at the store.
Make sure your expectations are realistic. We live in a world that has developed the ?get rich quick? schemes. Many people seem to think if they aren’t seeing drastic changes in a week something is wrong. Following these three simple positive thinking rules will help you stay happier about the process.